[Pkg-scicomp-devel] Merge of pkg-scicomp into the Debian Science Team

Andreas Tille andreas at an3as.eu
Wed Feb 10 08:14:05 UTC 2010

On Tue, Feb 09, 2010 at 09:48:13PM -0430, Muammar El Khatib wrote:
> That's a very good point. I remember that the other day I felt very confused
> about which team to join. It wasn't clear for me what the reason was in having
> two groups. I am very sure that the merge will avoid, as it has pointed out,
> this kind of confusions.

... and we do not know how many people gave up before actually joining a
team because they was too confused.
> This is very important, too. Every time that I have read mails regarding this
> merge I think that there should be developers who in some way are happy with the
> team they are involved with and that maybe it won't be that easy to achieve
> this. But I believe that this change would bring its benefits.

IMHO it is not the team (meaning a group of persons) for two reasons:
  1. As Sylvestre has shown there is an overlap of people
  2. I assume the people in both teams are nice and friendly persons
     having no problems to cooperate.

I think it is rather the workflow you have to change which is sometimes
much harder.  You have to remember to change the Vcs fields in the
control files of your packages, upload to a different Vcs, subscribe
another mailing list etc.  That's not a team issue, that's something
which drains a bit of your own time.  It would be good if those people
who are agreeing to the merge just would take this time for instance when
doing the next upload of a package.

Kind regards



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